I admit that I’ve been putting off creating this recap of our vacation to Cabo but I can’t believe it’s already October! Where has summer gone? Our trip to Cabo was the perfect farewell to summer: a week of lounging under the sun by the pool, eating fish tacos, waking up without obligations, and being able to spend time with the best company really made it the an amazing time. Without further ado, let’s go through my week in Cabo!
The New Yorkers were lucky enough to grab seats on the only non-stop flight to Cabo with United! The only problem was that it was flying out of Newark in the morning which seemed like the most busiest time to be traveling. We were flying United and because I was unsure of what the snack situation would be in-flight, I brought a bag of some of my favorite treats including KIND Snacks‘ newest treat *Pressed by Kind. These bars are perfect for travel as they are made with only fruit & chia or fruit & veggies AND you’re getting 1 cup of fruit (half of the recommended daily intake).
Also in my carry-on was my newest acquisition, the Lenovo Yoga 510. Thank goodness I had brought this on my trip because the place we were flying on didn’t have television screens! It was a ‘use your own device’ set up and my Lenovo was perfect for this. It’s a 3-in-1 laptop which means you can use it as a traditional laptop, but there’s also two other ways you can use it: as a ‘tent’ to view video or as a tablet! The laptop flips completely to become a tablet! It’s incredibly lightweight and thin so you’re really not adding much to your carry on when you’re traveling.
After 5 hours of flying, we made it to Cabo! Going through immigration was so easy and right when you step out of the airport, there’s tequila waiting for you at the bar. We skipped the bar and went straight to our shuttle which brought us to Walmart to pick up supplies for the week and then to our home away from home, Grand Solmar. Our suite for the week had one bedroom, living room, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, and a queen murphey bed.
Our hotel was so incredible and grand (pun intended)! Even the air in the lobby was aromatic and relaxing. We checked in, got situated in our rooms, and went straight to the pool to take advantage of the afternoon Happy Hour!
About 70% of the trip was spent at the pool and the other 30% was eating and sleeping. I’m the kind of person that enjoys lounging by the pool– just give me some reading materials, drinks, and snacks and I can spend the entire afternoon at the pool. On the other hand, Ray could only take so much of lounging and doing nothing so he spent a few early mornings golfing. The afternoons were extremely hot that we didn’t find ourselves venturing out into town until late afternoon and into the evening. Here’s a little more info on the places we went!
You can’t go wrong with Maro’s Shrimp House! On our last trip, this was one of our favorite restaurants and we decided it was worth another visit this time around! Their seafood is affordable (seafood dishes for under $20) and the bulldogs are fun (Chi Chi Mama!) — Bulldogs are their signature adult drinks that is made from tequila, lemonade, and beer.
Before our dinner reservations one night, we visited Baja Brewery for beer tastings. The spot was right next to the marina and on the way to Hacienda, making a great pit stop from the heat and from walking.
Our first spot that we booked dinner was at Hacienda Cocina y Cantina, which was nestled next to the Hacienda Beach Club. The views here were stunning and we were able to watch the sun set during our dinner. The majority of the restaurant is outside with a beautiful view of the bay. The water on this side of Cabo was much calmer than what we see at our resort so there was actually a beach that people could enjoy getting into the water. The food here was so good and even better, we had our first churros for the trip!
Mi Casa was so cute and colorful! Its everything I would imagine my dream casita would be! There was a mariachi band playing familiar tunes and fortune telling parakeets that entertained us as we waited for our meal. They can make nearly any kind of margarita or michelada you could dream of and the portions were generous. While everyone ordered their own dish, we went around the table sampling what everyone ordered.
The dinner of all dinners, our farewell dinner! Straight off of something you’d only see on Pinterest, El Farallon is absolutely picture perfect. The restaurant is carved out from the mountain side, giving us an amazing view of the sunset throughout the course of dinner. Since we had a group of 8, we had a set pre-fixe dinner menu which was great because we didn’t really have to think about what to select for dinner and instead focused more on enjoying each other’s company. We recapped our week and soaked in the view as much as we could. We saved our fancy dinner for the last night of our trip!
Our week in Cabo was such a whirlwind — here’s a few more pictures of our trip!
We even did water aerobics during our pools days!
Cabo, you were so good to us during our week! Can’t wait till the next time we’re back!